.
chaos or

community
world

wide
net unity gross
unity
traditional
sounding
unity hey

whatever

there is there
is
quite

an adventure and
love

to go around with us
all in

mind
life
like

imaginary unlimitedly and

or
peacefully hey

now

where
are

you coming in

from

read any
good

books lately
did you
change

them

yet
nevermind
what

field are
you

into
do you feel

fairly
gifted
in

the
energy

field
of
tête-à-tête or do you

much

prefer

the way

gravity
captures
imagination
in the field
of
science
for the

time being
tell

you know who about it
or your

dreams

after
you

have

read this won't you and
yes

please be
so
kind
as
to pass it on to

a

dear friend

now


Bhagavad-gītā As It Is

CHAPTER 6

TEXT 5

uddhared atmanatmanam
natmanam avasadayet
atmaiva hy atmano bandhur
atmaiva ripur atmanah

SYNONYMS

uddharet--one must deliver; atmana--by the mind;
atmanam--the conditioned soul;
na--never; atmanam--the conditioned soul;
avasadayet--put into degradation; atma--mind;
eva--certainly; hi--indeed;
atmanah--of the conditioned soul; bandhuh--friend;
atma--mind; eva--certainly; ripuh--enemy;
atmanah--of the conditioned soul.

TRANSLATION

A man must
elevate

himself by his own mind,

not degrade himself.

The mind is the friend
of the conditioned soul, and

his

enemy as well.

PURPORT
by H.D.G. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabupada

The purpose of the yoga system is
to control the
mind
and
to
draw it away from attachment to

sense
objects.
It is stressed
herein
that the mind must be so

trained
that it can deliver the conditioned soul from
the mire of
nescience.
In
material existence one
is
subjected to

the influence of the mind and the
senses.

In fact,
the pure soul is entangled in the
material
world because
of
the mind's
ego which desires
to

lord

it
over material nature. Therefore, the mind

should be trained

so that it will not
be attracted by the glitter of
material
nature, and
in this way the conditioned
soul may be
saved.

One should not degrade oneself by attraction
to sense objects.
The more one is attracted by sense objects,
the more one becomes entangled
in material existence.

The best way to disentangle oneself is to
always engage the mind in
Krsna consciousness.

The word hi is used
for emphasizing this point, i.e., that one must
do this. It is also said:

mana eva manusyanam karanam bandha-moksayoh
bandhaya visayasango muktyai nirvisayam manah"

For man, mind is the
cause of bondage and mind is
the cause

of
liberation.

Mind absorbed in sense objects
is the cause of bondage,
and mind detached from
the sense objects
is
the cause of
liberation.
(Amṛta-bindu Upaniṣad 2)

Therefore, the mind

which is always engaged in
Krsna

consciousness is the

cause
of supreme

liberation.

Jaya Srila Prabhupada !

yes
yes yes as life goes

on the mind
dear

friend
which

is always engaged
in Krsna

consciousness
is the cause

of
supreme liberation
therefore

like it or
not

capturing one's imagination
at

first
is
always more

or

less
than just

a little

tiny

bit

next
like
this
somehow
or

other even

as
life
goes

on while there

are
those
out

making other plans you know
death like one

said

death is

something yes quite

something

to live

through but since

or as

life
goes

on
the mind

which is always

engaged

in Krsna consciousness
is

the cause of supreme liberation
like it

or

not
yes for man
mind

is the cause

of bondage
and mind

is
the cause

of

liberation
like it or
not
mind absorbed in sense objects
is the cause of bondage
and mind detached from
the
sense objects
is
the cause
of

liberation like

it

or not like
it

or not as

life

goes

on
capturing one's imagination
somehow or
other
a
man must

elevate

himself by his own mind
not

degrade himself

the mind is the friend

of

the conditioned soul
and
his enemy as

well

the best way
to disentangle oneself is to
always

engage the mind in

Krsna

consciousness yes

jaya Srila Prabhupada !

now

where are

you coming in

from

read any
good

books lately ?
did you
change

them

yet
nevermind
what

field are

you

into
do you feel

fairly
gifted
in

the

energy

field
of
tête-à-tête ?

would you

like
to control

the mind ?
have
you

heard

of

life as you know it
capturing

one's
imagination
until death
do us part
did you know that is

actually

the
mind
yes that

is

actually the
mind
which is

the

cause
of

supreme

liberation
free
from the cycle

of birth and death one

has
more

to
do

with

Krsna
consciousness than you

can

possibly
imagine
but mind absorbed in sense
objects
is the cause of bondage

mind absorbed in sense
objects
is the cause of bondage
and mind detached from
the

sense objects
is
the cause
of
liberation like

it

or not like

it

or not as
life
goes

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.
Capturing One's Imagination
there
is the ghost

of a chance one will
be
recognizable as an easy
listener in no time at
all

still there

in the Chandogya Upanisad (5.1.15) it is
said,
na vai vaco na caksumsi
na srotrani na manamsity

acaksate prana iti evacaksate
prano hy evaitani sarvani bhavanti:

"In the body of a living
being neither the power to
speak,
nor the power to see,
nor the power to hear,
nor the power to think is

the prime factor; it is life
which is the center of all
activities."

Similarly Lord Vasudeva, or the Personality
of Godhead, Lord Sri Krsna,
is the prime entity in everything.

In this body there are powers
of speaking, of seeing, of
hearing,of mental activities, etc.
But these are not important if
not related to the Supreme
Lord.And because Vasudeva
is all-pervading and everything
is Vasudeva,
the devotee surrenders in full knowledge

i don't
imagine any
of you all want to
be seemingly covered
over in an unseemly relationship

only
to have one

personality at
a time burst

out
at the seams like one but one
will at any time realize that
there
is no time
like the present to be
that way
yes be
that

as
it

may i personally

don't
imagine any of you becoming God
all the same yes all

the same there
is the
ghost
of a chance one will be
recognizable
as an easy

listener in no time at all
still there

yes yes still there so

are you

still there all and all

there is the sound of
one there
is that you there that
sounds like
one is listening to the
Hare Krsna
mahamantra
in no time at all
is that you listening to
God so suddenly
and listening and listening all
over again to the Lord's own
mantra
listening to
Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu's own
maha mantra
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
all and
all
are you all

there
sounding
like one is

listening

to the Hare Krsna mahamantra in no
time at all
there

is the ghost

of
a chance one

will be
recognizable as
an easy
listener in no time at all still
there
you know

yes as this
is
next that is of course

all that

this
sounds like in no time
now so do
you
as we
do

know

the sound of
more

than one of us listening to

Srila Prabhupada
simultaneously
being
one and different in reality
the inevitable all and all

listening yes all
and all we

know
about

vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti

being

put into perspective
yes listening
in the context of the

Bhagavad-gita as it is
we know

how
we are

being
put into perspective

bahunam janmanam ante
jnanavan mam prapadyate
vasudevah sarvam iti
sa mahatma su-durlabhah

The living entity, while executing devotional
service or transcendental rituals after
many, many births, may actually become situated
in transcendental pure knowledge that the Supreme
Personality of Godhead
is the ultimate goal of spiritual realization.
In the beginning of spiritual realization, while one is trying
to give up one’s attachment to materialism, there
is some leaning towards impersonalism, but when one
is further advanced he can understand that there are
activities in the spiritual life and that these activities
constitute
devotional service.
Realizing this, he becomes attached
to the Supreme Personality
of Godhead and surrenders to Him. At such a
time one can understand that Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s mercy
is everything, that He is
the cause of all causes and that this
material manifestation is not independant from
Him. He realizes the material world to be
a perverted reflection of spiritual variegatedness
and realizes that in everything there is a
relationship with the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa.
Thus he thinks of everything
in relation to Vāsudeva,
or Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Such a universal vision
of Vāsudeva precipitates one’s full
surrender to the Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa
as the highest goal.
Such surrendered great souls are very rare.

vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti
sa mahātmā sudurlabhaḥ

jaya Srila Prabhupada !
All and All
alright think of
me as being
out
for a walk
once
alright
taking
my daily

constitutional

and all
the time the laughing face
of
the sun was
shining

down

don't you know
yes
so

why not
do a survey you can
hear

me saying
find

out now how one after
the

other

holds to
thoughts

of home

home

as home
is

home

like one

said

home is

home

is
where

one saves

face
one
said

and then another

as another said

home

is where we
eat

an apple and
quick

march

home ?
it begs the

question

said one more like a

new

face in the
crowd
and then i laughed out

loud
just for
a

second
because the music

in

the air all

of sudden

was

old

like this that

way

like this gets "you say

you'll

change

the
constitution" it went

yes "oh well you

know we all want to

change

your
head"
all

of
which reminded yours

truly
of
one

thing

when

one and

others like it

or

not
heard

the same thing
from the floor

below

while we were
gathered

above

it
all

in

the
early day

centered

on preaching and the atmosphere
of the

preaching

centre
that was on
the second

floor

of an old
building in Ottawa yes anyhow
back to the

sort

of revolutionary
life
like
survey i
mentioned

earlier

while
at

least some of us still

have

a sense of
humour
worth remembering

eh

so what

would you like to say
right

now old pal ?

do

tell us about home now

while some of
us still have
a

thought

that counts
and of

course
a
sense

of

humour and after

awhile

we'll

take

prasadam with
both

kinds

of
personalities

that take prasadam
eh

those

who
deserve to take
prasadam

and those

who
don't

bas
yes

let

bygones

be
bygones whenever it

is or

more

precisely

wherever
there is
time

to

go

yes home to eat prasadam

again like

even

once

one
once

said home

is

wherever there
is
to

go
and take some

more

prasadam as i am sure you

know i mean

let's go

but

there was
another

by the way yes and
then
another

said home

is

where space

makes
sense
as space

makes
sense right

on

time for personality

yes
as

another
one said

personality

has

time for
space at any

rate
yes at

any

rate i'm sure some of you
have

thoughts

about
Krsna's
mercy all of a sudden

and it

is

no
doubt time to go home

as it were
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